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Spotlight: Yosemite National Park

With its iconic granite domes and spires etched in snow, and a hushed beauty that’s both intimate and wild, Yosemite National Park makes a magical—and surprisingly...

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Catch the Winter Wave

If your alpine skiing time doesn’t quite qualify for the Olympic Games or you’re seeking expert tips on the halfpipe, California offers plenty of world-class resorts and...

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Discover the Deserts

Boulders and buttresses, rugged mountains, gold mining ruins, desert plains dotted with the oddball trees—this is one weird place. Joshua Tree, nicknamed “J-Tree” by...

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8 California Hot Springs

Take a soak in these thermal baths, mineral pools, and private tubs

Need to unwind? Chill out with a dip in geothermally heated waters. California’s geologically active landscape pushes mineral-laden springs to the...